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Check out Fat Tire’s new look for summer

This summer, we’re giving our flagship Fat Tire Amber Ale a little bit of a cosmetic makeover to celebrate our 25th anniversary. That’s right, the traditional Fat Tire blue is on temporary hiatus in favor of a few playfully exotic colors. Each month this summer, beginning with May, we’re rolling out new colors in canned 12-packs of Fat Tire. The first wave’s pictured above alongside traditional Fat Tire. Next month, expect a pop of bright green (stay tuned!). Four months, four colors. Collect them all. While you’re on the lookout for next month’s color, don’t forget to scoop up our Fat Tire & Friends Collabeeration Pack when it lands late June. Here’s to drinking in style!
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How to drink through a summer Folly Pack

Best. Folly. Pack. Ever. Seriously! Take a look at the summer Folly Pack that's out on shelves right now. You've got the super-sessionable Slow Ride Session IPA. You've got the hoppy, fruity Citradelic Tangerine IPA. You've got our newest summer seasonal Heavy Melon Watermelon Lime Ale. You've got New Belgium's flagship Fat Tire. Then, to top it off, we brought back one of our favorite beers we've ever brewed: Mothership Wit. With all this delicious beer, you might be wondering, "But how should I make my way through the pack?" Answer: Anyway you want. But, if you're looking for a little advice, here are a few tips to get you going. Which type of Folly Pack drinker are you? THE GRAB ME A...
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5 must-try beer cocktails to drink outside this summer

Truth: Sitting outside and mixing beer with juices and liquors is one of the finer pleasures one can expect to enjoy during summer. Here at New Belgium, we sure do love our beer, but we also enjoy mixing the occasional beer cocktail to get the (day-drinking) party started. This weekend, knock back a couple of these cocktails and say hello to summer. Trippel-mosa 1 bottle of Trippel 1/4-cup pineapple juice SunTrip 1-part Sunshine 1-part Trippel Splash of orange juice optional La Pomegranate 2/3-part pomegranate juice 1/3-part La Folie Extra Citradelic 1 bottle Citradelic Tangerine IPA Splash of orange juice Hop Collins 1 bottle Slow Ride Session IPA 1 shot Gin Dash of si...
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The epic journey of Transatlantique Kriek

Transatlantique Kriek is our annual collaboration with Belgium's Oud Beersel, and although it only releases once a year, it's a project that never ends. Every day of the year—whether it involves active shipping, blending and packaging, or simply passively letting sour beer age—involves some type of work on the beer. Peep the image above to see the entire journey Transatlantique Kriek, and all those involved, goes through each year. To see our entire lineup of sours, check out our sour beer page.
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Watch: Brewmaster Peter Bouckaert and the origin of NBB sours

Watch as our brewmaster Peter Bouckaert talks about the early days at New Belgium, including the beginning of our sour beer program.
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Here's your first look at New Belgium's 25th anniversary bike

For the first time ever, New Belgium is producing its coveted special edition cruiser bikes in the United States, using Detroit Bikes, a Detroit-based bicycling manufacturer and North America’s largest bicycle producer. Just in time for warmer weather, the bikes are now hitting the streets through New Belgium fundraisers, giveaways and as one-year anniversary gifts to New Belgium co-workers. The partnership has created new manufacturing jobs in Detroit with the company doubling its workforce from 20 to 40 employees. “As I started to think about production and making bikes back in 2011, Detroit was the best place to look,” noted Zak Pashak, founder and president of Detroit Bikes. “Detroit h...
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Our brewers are in Belgium right now making a stinging nettle beer

You read that right. Pilot brewer Cody Reif and wood cellar blender Lauren Salazar are visiting Belgium’s Hof ten Dormaal (our collab partner for the current Lips of Faith Hof ten Dormaal Golden Ale) to make a stinging nettle beer. What kind of beer is that, exactly? No idea. But, Reif and Salazar are sending us updates when they can, so we’ll keep you up to date. Watch: Picking the stinging nettles  Prepping the nettles Brewing the beer Shots from Hof Ten Dormaal Stay tuned to our Twitter feed for more live Periscope broadcasts, photos, and possibly more.
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Get ready to crush some Heavy Melon Ale

On hot summer nights, jam out to the cooling waves of Heavy Melon Watermelon Lime Ale, our new juicy summer seasonal track that’s trickling out to market right now. Between pours of Heavy Melon and Citradelic Tangerine IPA, there’s no shortage of refreshing, fruit-filled beers to drink all summer long. So, what is Heavy Melon? Well, it’s a watermelon-lime ale for starters. Brewed with mouth-watering watermelon and zesty lime peel, this crushable ale rips with a blast of melon notes. Ripened fruit scents of melon, papaya and citrus climax with an enticing aroma, and set up an invigorating wash of fruity sweetness, grassy bitterness and the slightest touch of tartness. In a few words, it’s ...
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Here's our whole Lips of Faith collaboration lineup for 2016

As part of our 25th anniversary celebration, New Belgium's going back to our roots to pair up with four Belgian Breweries for our 2016 Lips of Faith portfolio. Well, with two already out in the wild—Transatlantique Kriek and Hof Ten Dormaal Golden Ale—we're ready to give you a look at the remaining two, schedule to land later this year. Keep reading on for more: Transatlantique Kriek This year started with the re-release of Transatlantic Kriek, New Belgium’s longest –running collaboration project since 2003’s version with Frank Boon. Transtalantic Kriek is a tart cherry lambic brewed for the second time with Oude Beersel brewery in Beersel, Belgium. Oude Beersel starts with a true spontan...
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Lips of Faith four-packs kick off with new Hof Ten Dormaal collab

Our first Lips of Faith four-pack is finally here, and we’re starting things off with an absolute beauty of a beer. Meet Hof Ten Dormaal Golden Ale, our collaboration with the lovely Jannsens family who run the charming farmhouse brewery Hof Ten Dormaal in Tildonk, Belgium (if you want to immediately fall in love with a brewery, click that link to their site). Back in February, the Jannsens family visited Fort Collins to brew the collaboration beer and meet the entire New Belgium family. Having kindly played host to New Belgium co-workers during our five-year anniversary trips, it was a bit of a reunion for some, and the start of a new friendship for co-workers who’ve yet to make that excu...
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